Percy Schmeiser: David versus Monsanto (2009)

Imagine that a storm blows across your garden - and that now, without your knowledge and without your consent, foreign and genetically-manipulated seeds are in your vegetable patch which you have nourished and maintained for many years. A few days later, representatives of a multi-national corporate group pay you a visit at home, demand that you surrender your vegetables and file a criminal complaint against you requesting a fine of $20,000 USD against you - for the illegal use of patented and genetically-manipulated seeds. What's more: The court finds for the corporate group! Yet, you fight back.... This short story is no utopia - rather, around the world, the bitter truth. It is also the true experience of the family of Percy and Louise Schmeiser in Canada, also winners of the... read more
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Percy Schmeiser: David versus Monsanto (2009)